"Lillian Lies" as written by and William Toby Martin....
Lillian lies to avoid awkward questions
Looks to the sky for intervention
But she can't avoid judgmental
Compassion
In the void

She puts on her face, makes it a brave one
Gets herself a seat on an interstate greyhound
When everything's gone at least you've got nothing
That holds on

She curls herself up, rests her head on the window
Sees her face in the trees suspended in limbo
When everything's gone at least you've got nothing
That holds on

You're a stranger in a country town
The kids all stare, the cars slow down
You didn't think you'd be so dumb
To just grab a hold of whatever came along

Houses slip by, the cloud are so low
The sky doesn't cover, it swallows


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"Lillian Lies" as written by William Toby Martin

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    General CommentI am the male version of Lillian, and I'm not embarrassed to say so either. Actually, I think that every person that has ever had to grow up, is Lillian.
    chadtappon April 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's about being at a point in your life where you don't know where you're going and it's terrifying. Everyone lives it and tries to escape it, but being on trial and feeling insignificant will happen to everyone at one point or another. I love this song so much, me and my boyfriend listened to it so many times last year. I love the line "at least you've got nothing that holds on"...
    doll_partson November 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about a girl who is trying to escaper her past by running away

    i love this song and youth group in general!
    !@#$%on October 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about those times when you really feel like leaving it all behind and running away. maybe you won't actually ever do it, but just those times when things are so much that you want to escape, no questions asked.

    youth group, where have you been all my life?
    paul_bankson February 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have a frend called lillian :P
    youth group rock this is a nice song
    scralyon March 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdon't you just love the line 'the sky doesn't cover. it swallows' ????
    but,yes, like most i think it's about a girl trying to escape her past,but it keeps on coming back.

    hey, does anyone know where the lyrics for 'Someone Else's Dream' are? That song ROCKS the world of everything! :)
    Lotus_9on March 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti thought it was "to avoid all the questions"

    but i love this song. i can listen to it anytime.
    :)
    nuumbon June 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentokay i have to add one more thing. i love this song.

    "when everythings gone at least you've got nothing
    that holds on"

    this song could be written about me.
    nuumbon June 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favourite songs ever.
    I am Lillian.
    Ila Skywalkeron November 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou're a stranger in a country town
    The kids all stare, the cars slow down
    You didn't think you'd be so dumb
    To just grab a hold of whatever came along

    for some reason, that part just grabs me. i think it's because when i'm somewhere foreign, i always feel like people are staring at me, watching me, knowing i'm not a from around there.

    i think this song illustrates how alone lillian is. i like it though because she is brave, she is at least trying to escape, i think it takes guts to be able to go out on your own.
    jaci_ohon May 10, 2007   Link

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